“The Call of the Wild” 10‐Day Trip to Alaska OFFICIAL RULES VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. The Raffle is open to legal residents over the age of 18 of Butler or Preble counties in Ohio and Union or Franklin counties in Indiana. Employees and their family members of Hefner Zoology Museum; the Center for Environmental Education, Natural History, and Conservation; and the Lane Library; or their family members, are not eligible to enter this raffle. Entrants under the age of 18 must have a parental co‐signor who will, in fact, be the Entrant. Contest Entry begins 3/1/09 and ends 3/27/09. There are two ways to enter: 1) Read The Call of the Wild by Jack London, complete the short quiz available at our web site,www.bigreadoxfordoh.org and send the quiz (and, if you are under age 18, a signed permission form, also available on the web site) to Oxford’s Big Read; Hefner Zoology Museum, 100 Upham Hall; Miami University; Oxford, Ohio 45056. Museum staff will grade the quiz; you must score at least 75% to be entered in the drawing. Mail entries must be postmarked on or before 3/20/09 and received by 3/27/09. Miami University is not responsible for lost or late‐delivered mail. 2) You also may enter by participating in any public event of The Big Read: Oxford Hears The Call of the Wild and completing an entry form available at the event. You may enter each time you attend an event, but there is a limit of one entry per event per person. The drawing will be held at the Closing Celebration of The Big Read: Oxford Hears The Call of the Wild at 1:00 pm on March 29th, 2009, at the Memorial Park (Uptown), Oxford Ohio. Only entries with valid United States contact information before the draw are eligible. Winners will be selected by random drawing among all eligible entries received. All decisions regarding the drawing shall be made by Miami University and are final and binding. Winners will be notified by e‐mail, telephone or mail, which notification will be determined in the sole discretion of Miami University. If a selected winner cannot be contacted within reasonable time, is ineligible or fails to claim a prize, an alternate winner may be selected. Miami University is not responsible for lost or stolen entries. Raffle entries will be disqualified, in the sole discretion of Miami University, if attempts are made to disrupt the Raffle or circumvent the terms and conditions of these Official Rules. If the above occurs, Miami University reserves the right to remedy any such action, disruption, or circumvention in a manner, determined solely by Miami University that is fair and equitable to Raffle participants. The prizes are not transferable or assignable and they are not redeemable for cash. All winners are responsible for the payment of any and all taxes and/or licenses and/or other related local, State, Federal fees that may apply to such winnings. Miami University reserves the right to replace the advertised prize(s) with a prize of equal or greater value if the advertised prize(s) is/are no longer available. Miami University will not be responsible for replacing any lost or stolen elements of any prize package. All prizes will be awarded. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received, according to the eligibility requirements in this Raffle. The prize shall be a 10‐day vacation trip for two to Alaska with the following dates: Departure dates are limited to May 20th, 23rd, 27th, or 30th or August 26th or 29th. Round‐trip flight from Cincinnati to Vancouver is included. The trip begins with a three‐night cruise up the Inside Passage with Sawyer Glaciers and an afternoon in Juneau. For the remainder of the trip, travel is overland and includes stays in the Yukon Territory at Whitehorse & Beaver Creek, Denali National Park, and Anchorage. Total package price for two: $5,540. In the event that Entrant cannot depart for the trip during the required departure dates, then the prize will be forfeited by Entrant. Entrants are advised that passports are required for the trip and that air travel may require a pre and/or post‐stay at an additional charge to the traveler. All expenses associated with the trip are the responsibility of the winner. Trip offered by Travel Unlimited/Ohio Auto Club. By entering, participants agree to be bound by these complete Official Rules and the decisions of Miami University, which shall be final. All federal, state, and local laws apply. Miami University and its employees, officers, trustees, agents, representatives and legal advisors are not responsible for and shall not be liable for: (i) late, lost, delayed, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, illegible, or unintelligible entries; (ii) failed, returned, or misdirected notifications based on inaccurate information provided by the winner; or (iii) telephone, electronic, hardware, or software program, network, Internet, or computer malfunctions, failures, or difficulties resulting from participation in this Raffle of otherwise; (iv) errors in transmission; (v) any condition caused by events beyond the control of Miami University that may cause the Raffle to be disrupted or corrupted; (vi) any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind caused by a prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, or use of a prize, or from participation in the Raffle; or (vi) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Raffle. The Raffle shall be construed and governed by, and any and all actions or claims in any way related to this Raffle are subject to, the federal laws and regulations of the United States, the state laws and regulations of the State of Ohio. Any and all actions or claims in any way related to this Raffle shall be filed in the courts of the State of Ohio. By Providing an Entry to this Raffle, you submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of the State of Ohio for any and all actions or claims in any way related to this Raffle. Miami University may prohibit you from participating in the Raffle, if at the sole discretion of Miami University, you repeatedly show a disregard for the Raffle Official Rules, or act (1) in an unsportsmanlike manner; (2) with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other player or a representative of Miami University; or (3) in any other disruptive manner. By participating, entrants agree that Miami University, those involved in the development, production, implementation and distribution of this promotion shall not be liable for any and all claims, damages, losses or injuries, including any third party claims, arising from or relating to, in whole or in part, this Raffle, including entry and participation in this Raffle and acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prizes. All entrants further agree that in the event of any third party claims, damages, losses or injuries, arising from or relating to a participant's entry or participation in this Raffle, they will indemnify Miami University from any and all such claims, including the attorneys' fees related thereto. Miami University shall not be liable for entries and winner notification responses that are delayed, lost, misdirected, mis‐ delivered, illegible, mutilated, incorrect or incomplete, and such entries will be not be eligible for this Raffle. Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with this Raffle will be ineligible for prizes. Miami University reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend this Raffle should viruses, bugs or other causes beyond their control corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the Raffle. Miami University further reserves the right to modify the rules of the Raffle in any way or at any time. Entrant knowingly and voluntarily assume all risks associated with this activity and releases Miami University, its trustees, officers, employees and agents from any and all responsibility or liability for personal injury, death or property damage sustained by entrant or entrant’s guest during or because of entrant’s participation in the raffle. ENTRANT UNDERSTANDS AND AGREES THAT BY SIGNING THE ENTRY FORM, ENTRANT WAIVES AND FOREVER RELINQUISHES ANY AND ALL CLAIMS THAT HE/SHE MAY HAVE IN THE FUTURE, WHETHER KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, AND WHETHER ANTICIPATED OR UNANTICIPATED, ARISING OUT OF MY PARTICIPATION IN THE RAFFLE, AND (2) IF I AM THE WINNER, MY TRAVEL ON THE TRIP. ACCEPTANCE OF THE PRIZE IS CONDITIONED UPON ENTRANT AND GUEST SIGNING A RELEASE FORM, DRAFTED IN THE DISCRETION OF MIAMI UNIVERSITY.
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